Beginnings

Right now, the photo banner at the top of the page shows a few styrofoam cups of parsley, which are the first seeds my kids planted. S and I put some flower bulbs in the ground last fall, and she is excited to see the “shoots” coming up for crocus, daffodil and tulip. But the best was seeing her excitement at germinating seeds.

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Our kids are quite young, and their attention spans relatively short. Unless, of course, Curious George is on PBS. Then they can watch for hours. But generally, they need relatively quick results for things to sink in. They can’t correlate planting the bulbs in fall with shoots in the spring. Not really. But seeds are something they can look at every day, and see green in about a week- which makes seed-starting a perfect beginning. In more ways than one.

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